We are in alignment with Federation of Egalitarian Communities

I lived at East Wind Community, which is a member of the FEC. I was amazed at how they could make these principles work, and how practical the outcomes were. I stayed at Twin Oaks for about a week as well, and visited Acorn–all members of FEC. Twin Oaks spawned Acorn. Twin Oaks and East Wind are over 4 decades old. They are thriving!

Learn more about FEC here. We will be applying for membership eventually, and thus be able to join their cooperative health care program which you can learn about here. 

FEC’s Principles

Each of the FEC communities:

  • Holds its land, labor, income and other resources in common.
  • Assumes responsibility for the needs of its members, receiving the products of their labor and distributing these and all other goods equally, or according to need.
  • Practices non-violence.
  • Uses a form of decision making in which members have an equal opportunity to participate, either through consensus, direct vote, or right of appeal or overrule.
  • Actively works to establish the equality of all people and does not permit discrimination on the basis of race, class, creed, ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • Acts to conserve natural resources for present and future generations while striving to continually improve ecological awareness and practice.
  • Creates processes for group communication and participation and provides an environment which supports people’s development.

 

Published by Patricia Mikkelson

My goal is to find people to co-create with me Wellspring Community, Tiny Home Village, and Learning center where we learn to love each other and all of life.

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